Still no starting date for £5m Enniskillen revamp


Enniskillen town centre in line for a revamp

A spokesman for Fermanagh and Omagh District Council has confirmed that work on the Enniskillen Public Realm scheme earmarked for the town centre is waiting for the go-ahead as planning application has been lodged. 
The latest round of redevelopment plans proposed by the council will see a range of work undertaken on the town’s streets. It is envisaged it will include paving and kerbing, planting and landscaping design, lighting and street furniture. 
The Department for Communities is investing £4.7 million in the public realm scheme with a further £500,000 being provided by the District Council.
The application was lodged following consultation with the public at two information events during the summer. 
A spokesman for the council said, “The planning application has been lodged and we await its determination. We plan to commence the process for appointing a contractor for the scheme later this autumn and subject to the outcome of discussions with the utilities companies, it is anticipated the Public Realm works will commence in approximately 12 months.
“It is recognised that there will be significant disruption in the context of both the utilities works and public realm upgrade, and the Council and Project Steering Group is currently considering the best approaches for consultation and communications in advance of this.”


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